StarCraft II and Warcraft III competition will change

StarCraft II

StarCraft II and Warcraft III competition will come back this June and there will be big changes. ESL announced that “we’ve installed an increase of over 75 days of competition across both titles compared to our original planning. We’ve made changes that players, fans & community members can get excited about”.

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As expected the competition of StarCraft II and Warcraft III competition will be online only with the plan to return off-line in 2021. There will be 3 season of competitive play for both game it will be the same scheme:

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Each season will consist of 6 regional divisions:

Each season will be played in 5-6 week period and will lead to the Season Finals. This will be the format


Europe:

4x 8 Player RR Groups – Top 4 Qualify (16)

16 Player DE Bracket (8x UB & 8 LB)


North America:

2x 8 Player RR Groups – Top 4 Qualify (8)

8 Player DE Bracket (4x UB & 4 LB)
 

Latin America, Oceania/RoA, China, TW/HK/MACAU/JP:

2x 4 Player GSL Groups – Top 2 Qualify (4)
4 Player DE Bracket

Season Final

After every region will have proclaim their champion in both StarCraft II and Warcraft III competition they will compete against the other for the title of Season Champion

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This will be the format

Season Finals

2x 4 Player GSL Groups – Top 2 Qualify (4)

4 Player DE Bracket

Masters Championship

36 players will travel to IEM Katowice 2021, the slot will be spited between the 7 regions. I

EM Katowice 2020: Rogue
GSL Season 1: TBD
GSL Season 2: TBD
GSL Season 3: TBD
Global SC2 Masters 2021: TBD


Each regional division will compete for ESL Pro Tour points across the 3 seasons to qualify for designated positions into the Masters Championship. In total there are 20x Ro24 and 16x Ro36 positions.

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